Previewing the Sunday Shows
The three candidates focusing on Iowa right now will dominate on Sunday, with Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, appearing on State of the Union, former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., stopping by This Week and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., doing double-duty on State of the Union and Fox News Sunday.
Kahlil Byrd, the CEO of Americans Elect will also be on Fox News Sunday. Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer announced earlier this week that he is seriously considering running under the centrist party, which has already qualified for the ballot in 9 states and has petition-verifications pending in 3 others.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is hosting a Republican presidential forum on his Fox News show, Huckabee, on Saturday. The two hour live forum, which begins at 8 p.m. EST, will feature a discussion on domestic issues with six of the Republican candidates: Bachmann, Paul, Santorum, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Republican Attorneys General Pam Bondi, of Florida, Ken Cuccinelli, of Virginia, and Scott Pruitt, of Oklahoma, who are leading the charge against President Obama's health care bill will moderate alongside Huckabee. They are expected to quiz the candidates on EPA regulation, labor, education, immigration, social issues and, of course, health care. Aside from the candidates who will be hoping to bolster their social conservative credentials with Huckabee ahead of the Iowa caucuses, Cuccinelli, who just announced a bid for governor in 2013, could be the one to watch.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts Obama adviser David Axelrod and Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.
Face the Nation hosts Priebus and former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
This Week hosts former Senator Rick Santorum, R-Pa., Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and actress Angelina Jolie.
Fox News Sunday hosts Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. and Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd.
State of the Union hosts Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features National Journal's Jim Tankersley, the Economist's Greg Ip, Washington Post's Karen Tumulty and New York Times' Jeff Zeleny (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time had its season finale and will return next year (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features a best of the week round-up (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features Commerce Department Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Member and Former Engineering and Telecommunications Chief for the Federal Communications Commission Dale Hatfield (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features Time's Joe Klein, New York Magazine John Heilemann and Financial Times' Gillian Tett (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Wall Street Journal Report features BlackRock's Bob Doll (Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Newsmakers features White House Economic Council Director Gene Sperling (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features the George Washington University's Steve Roberts, Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin, radio host Bill Press, Washington Post's Mike Wise, FoxSports.com's Jason Whitlock and ESPN's Vince Doria (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer, Heritage Foundation Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom director Nile Gardiner, Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose, Woodrow Wilson School's Anne-Maria Slaughter and venture capitalist Mansoor Ijaz (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features producer and director Carl Colby (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features the National Security Council's Dan Restrepo, attorney Netzai Sandoval, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Meron Reuben and actor Esai Morales (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.)
Up features Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Demos' Heather McGhee (MSNBC, Saturday, 7 a.m.).
Up features former Chief Economist to Vice President Biden Jared Bernstein, Nation publisher Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Rev. Sam Rodriguez, former head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Don Berwick and Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin President Mahlon Mitchell (CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m.).